From BBC News :
The Women's Heptathlon 100m Hurdles at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece
Rubab Raza became the first woman to swim for Pakistan at an Olympic Games.
Earlier this week, Friba Razayee became the first woman in history to compete for Afghanistan at the Olympics when she stepped onto the judo mat.
Women represent more than forty per cent of the total number of athletes in Athens 2004.The target of the International Olympic Committee is fifty per cent.
There were no women at the first modern Olympics in 1896. Swimming was included in 1912 and they had to wait until 1984 to have their own marathon. "